If you have listened to Hamish Anderson's music, you know what I mean. He does hard, hard rock blues guitar that has no match in its intensity and virtuosity. There really is nothing like it. He is based in Melbourne Australia, proving once again that the blues is a global music. He toured with the late B.B. King when he was only 23 and has put out two EP's, both winners. His impressive live show packed Hollywood’s Hotel Café in October and he is back in the States again for more. His music encompasses a mix of electric blues-soaked rock and modern roots songs – even more impressive that as an Australian, he has excelled in the seminal American music form
Anderson’s self-titled debut EP was released independently in November 2013. His second EP, RESTLESS, released last October, with the first single, “Burn”, quickly earned stellar reviews on IndieShuffle.com, Torrent This TV in Australia and Guitar World.
Never satisfied with less than the best, Anderson teamed up with producer/engineer Krish Sharma (Rolling Stones, Counting Crowes) and Grammy-ward-winning pedal steel guitarist Greg Leisz (Tom Petty, Ray LaMontagne) at Henson Studios in LA for the EP. The single
That demand for the best started with his first EP when Anderson brought in Eric J. Dubowsky (Weezer, Bluejuice), Rami Jaffee (keyboardist for Foo Fighters and founding member of The Wallflowers) and bass player Rob Calder (Angus & Julia Stone, Kanye West). Both EPs were mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Dr John, The Shins). He has my rave review and I am so looking forward to talking with him this Friday. (photo by Richie Branco)